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Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
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May 30, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: scifi, historical

Woo steampunk! Leviathan is a much more traditional boy's adventure style story than I expected from Westerfeld, but of course it's well-done. The core idea - the Axis developed steampunk-style technology whereas the Allies perfected genetic engineering - is brilliant and colorful, and while I'm not sure it was possible for my eyes to roll harder when the girl-disguised-as-a-boy realized she was attracted to the male protagonist, I'll have to wait for the sequel to find out just how badly that trope will annoy me.

Great fun, if a little more perfectly a young adult novel than some of his other works.

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